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Old 07-10-2011, 01:30 AM   #1
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Smile Which is better for adjusting camber?

So I've been thinking of getting some eibach springs for my 92 ex. Don't need or want a major drop but a bit lower would be nice. My question is, which would be better for adjusting my camber, upper adjustable ball joints or lowers? (i have to replace both sets anyway) I might want to run a bit of negative camber but I do alot of highway driving and I'm not interested in replacing front tires once a month. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:52 AM   #2
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Upper

I don't even know if anyone makes lower ones for our cars.

Especially since we are tight on the wheel well, it is nice to be able to move the top in as apposed to moving the bottom out.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:01 AM   #3
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it depends on what your getting. I have the eibach pro kit springs it gives 1.2 drop all around. And I use the SPC anchor bolt type camber kit (the one that connects to the upper control arm). But if your going for a bigger drop, then the ball joint one is what I recommend. SPC or Ingalls for the brand. most members on here like those two brands as well.

check this thread out as well, its thoroughly comprehensive.
http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=139318
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:23 AM   #4
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Thanks for the thread link that's a lot of info! There are lowers I can get them at napa they are just like $250+ each and I can't remember if Spc or moog make them. They are available for up to 3 degrees of adjustment I think and the uppers have 1.5 degrees of adjustment if I remember correctly.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:42 AM   #5
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yeah the balljoints give -1.5 and another goes up to -3, and the UCA anchor bolts (i have these) gives the range of -1.5 to 0.

I think it is SPC you are talking about, but moog is a reputable brand as well, a couple of buddies of mine said that moog UCA's are better than other oem spec parts.

theres other stickies as well then the one i showed you. And you are welcome.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:07 AM   #6
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Thanks for the thread link that's a lot of info! There are lowers I can get them at napa they are just like $250+ each and I can't remember if Spc or moog make them. They are available for up to 3 degrees of adjustment I think and the uppers have 1.5 degrees of adjustment if I remember correctly.
Really, would you mind posting a link. I have never seen them.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:51 AM   #7
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I will get the part numbers on Monday, I work at an alignment shop and I just called our local napa and they found them for me, so I don't have a link.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:41 PM   #8
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I believe they make anchor bolt kits for a more extreme drop as well.

Personally, I do not like the idea of pressing the ball joints in and out of the stock arms. Honda won't sell the upper ball joints and control arms separately, and I assume they do that for a reason. A quality anchor bolt kit is my preference (SPC specifically... I've broken cheap ones, and I have friends that have broken Ingalls.)

If you have a very mild drop, such as 1.2", you may not really need to adjust the camber. There will be some degree of negative camber, but as long as you have your toe aligned properly, and perhaps a set of tires that can handle negative camber (Nitto NeoGen tires are supposedly made with negative camber in mind) then you might be ok.
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A camber kit at the lower ball joint? Don't think that's even possible, but I'd love to see it!
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:46 PM   #11
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Ya so I called the guy at napa again and had him double check and sure enough no such luck, the parts he saw were for uppers by Spc and they were lifetime warranty. Effing expensive if you ask me. Thanks for all the help guys
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:43 AM   #12
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No such luck?
SPC is the best you can get. Yes, they're not cheap... but inexpensive ones will break (I learned that firsthand... at 65mph in rush hour traffic...)
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:02 PM   #13
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Ok, I try not to cheap out too much when it comes to suspension. Plus I've seen some bad things with cheap parts working at the alignment shop. Thanks again for all the help!
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you have a link to the ones you ordered?
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:52 AM   #15
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http://www.iapdirect.com/product.php?productid=39873 I didn't buy them off that site, I ordered them from napa, I don't know if napa in the states carries them or not.
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$165 for the SPC ball joint kit is a good deal on that site there!

I'm not a fan of pressing the old ball joints out, as it can weaken the control arm... but many have done it with no issues. I'd prefer the anchor bolt style kit.
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